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Take off fenders instead of cutting them?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    If I get 35" tires, instead of cutting the fenders could I just take them off?

    Would it look bad?

    I don't want to cut into the fenders because I MIGHT try to sell again in a couple more years.

    I know Kevin(1337Taco) and Tom (MonkeyProof) have done it.. anyone else?
     
  2. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    Can you post pics of their trucks with them off. Right now it it sounds like a bad idea.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    you planning on body mount chopping that? if so, the little trimming on the flares isnt a big deal. i hope you are talking about the flares and not the entire fender
     
  4. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    It doesn't look bad just the holes for the fendors are visible.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    I would leave them on and cut, its really doesnt look to good on a dark blue truck IMO
     
  6. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    Yeah hold on.
    Yeah I'm going to cut and gusset the cab mounts in the process. I just dont want to have half of the lower fender flare gone if I want to sell it.


    I could take them off and if I want to try and sell, just buy new snaps.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    That doesn't look very bad at all. If you need to do it then I would.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    I dont think so either.... The holes may be annoying at first, but theyre so small it wouldnt bother me, but like a week or so.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    wat?
    it's not that much of the flare getting cut off. see if you can find any pics of luni's AC IIP sport he used to have...removed his to allow room for the snorkel
     
  11. Aug 21, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    As far as the holes go, just grab some spot repair putty, patch em up, sand prime and even use a touch-up pen to fill em in. It might not look awesomely colormatched, but better than bare holes. Idk, just thinking.
    For now, take em off and see how you like it
     
  12. Aug 21, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    My buddy Travis (TacomaTSP4) has taken his off of his Indigo Ink. I'll try to find some pics.
     
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  14. Aug 21, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    would it be possible to something like the bushwaker flares on to hide the wholes? or do you run into the same problem as the stock ones?
     
  16. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    ive also been wanting to take my flares off, but the holes would stick out to much since my truck is white
     
  17. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    Another option too... You could always pick up some glassworks to get painted and put on, hold on to your stockers to revert back and sell the glassworks widebody panels later...

    Or you could pick up a spare black stock set or something to trim up and keep your color matched ones safely away.

    Personally, the holes would kinda bug me... but that's me.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    Get the AP 2" ones. :D
     
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    Here is my plan when I decide to go with 35's. The stock flares are going to come off and I am going to roll the fenders up 2 to 3 inches and then white line-x over the holes in place of where the stock fenders were located.
     
  20. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    my vote. well 2nd vote
     
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